Waterfront Park depends on people like you to animate and sustain it as a vibrant cultural hub.

Friends of Waterfront Seattle is the nonprofit partner to the City of Seattle responsible for helping to fund, build, steward, and program Waterfront Park today and in perpetuity. While the City will fund basic maintenance, Friends and the City will jointly manage the programming and operations of Waterfront Park. Support for Friends goes directly toward making the community’s vision for Waterfront Park possible, ensuring it is alive with culture, beauty, and fun, and a place where people feel welcome and safe for years to come.

Today, parks and open spaces are more important than ever to the health and well-being of our community. Donations, grants, and sponsorships raised by Friends will amplify the significant public funding to help realize the full potential of our City’s greatest asset.

Image by James Corner Field Operations courtesy of the City of Seattle

Image by James Corner Field Operations courtesy of the City of Seattle


Every dollar of philanthropy through Friends of Waterfront Seattle leverages $6 in public funding for a $1 billion community-driven vision for Seattle’s waterfront. All gifts received will be directed to our comprehensive Campaign for Waterfront Park.

Image by Robert Wade

Image by Robert Wade


The Campaign for Waterfront Park seizes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build an inclusive, stunning, dynamic landmark space on our re-imagined waterfront for our whole community to enjoy.

If you are considering making a gift and would like to know more about how you can support the comprehensive Campaign for Waterfront Park, please donate or contact us.

Ways to Give

Give Now

Make a secure gift on our Donate Now page.


Please make checks, corporate matches, and transfers payable to:
Friends of Waterfront Seattle
PO Box 21272
Seattle, WA 98111

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer gift matching opportunities for employees. If you work for one of these companies, your support of Friends of Waterfront Seattle could be matched by your employer. Please check with your company’s human resources department to learn more, or contact us at [email protected].

Gifts of Stock, Wire Transfers, and Donor Advised Funds

Please contact us! Email [email protected] or call 206-245-4649.

Friends of Waterfront Seattle Tax ID Information

Friends of Waterfront Seattle is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Contributions to Friends are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Our Tax ID number is: 80-0867356.

If you would like to discuss a tribute or planned gift, please contact us at [email protected] or 206-245-4649.

What do you want to see, eat, and do on the waterfront?

Want to plan an event? Have an idea for an activity? We want to hear from you! Waterfront Park is committed to serving the needs of its diverse communities through cultural, educational, and recreational activities in a beautiful, welcoming environment.